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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Tawun in Indonesia

Earthquake location -9.2868S, 115.6991WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Tawun in Indonesia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20008j9y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008j9y. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 115.6991 East, latitude -9.2868 South, depth = 72.85 km. The temblor was reported at 12:25:12 / 12:25 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/02/17 / 2017-02-12 04:25:12 / February 12, 2017 @ 4:25 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 72.85 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Indonesia (c. 242 968 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Denpasar (c. 405 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Mataram (c. 318 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Praya (c. 35 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Karangasem (c. 31 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kuta (c. 30 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Klungkung (c. 27 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Karangasem, Mataram, Praya (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 68 km SSW of Tawun, Indonesia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 115.6991° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -9.2868° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 72.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km SSW of Tawun, Indonesia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-12 04:25:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-12 04:49:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 480 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 20 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 335 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.73 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20008j9y Id of event.
Event Code 20008j9y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008j9y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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